Friday, December 29, 2017

The Failing Hours: How to Date a Douchebag (audiobook)

Title:  The Failing Hours
Author: Sara Ney
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Josh Goodman and Muffy Newtown

Genre: New Adult Romance
Series: How to Date a Douchebag #2
Main Characters: Zeke and Violet
Release Date: September 2017 (audiobook)
Publisher: Audible
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Zeke Daniels isn't just a douchebag; he's an a**hole. 

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t. 

Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He's never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he's never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they're related; his own friends don’t even like him. 

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? 
Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too.

My Review:
Performance: 4.5
Overall: 4.25
Story: 4.0

Okay, you need to go into this book knowing that you will probably never fall in love with this hero...because he is a douche in the true sense of the word...and for the most part, that doesn't change. Zeke is a curmudgeon. For the most part, he doesn't like people and doesn't like to put up with much. The exception to that rule is how he deals with Violet and that's what makes him redeemable.

Violet is sweet and shy and happy with her books and studying. She doesn't want to have anything to do with Zeke, but then she starts to see some qualities in Zeke and sees his softer side that he hides from everyone...and she starts to fall. 

I'll also admit that it was awesome to watch Zeke fall for her, but it was even more rewarding to watch him come to grips with the fact that he needed to make himself vulnerable to her if he wants to have her.

I'm loving this series and already have the audiobook queued up on my iPod. I can't wait to listen to it. (Note: I've also bought the books in paperback and will eventually sit down and read them outright, too...yes, I've enjoyed them that much.)

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